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Secondary Science (Physics) PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Sciences Teaching Physics (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This course ensures that you're fully prepared for a career in teaching secondary physics. We help you to grow academically and professionally, gaining advanced qualifications alongside practical training. You'll graduate as an experienced and employable physics teacher, ready to inspire and impart your enthusiasm. Benefit from a supportive, collaborative environment that produces exceptional teachers. Attain a masters-level PGCE or a PCE alongside Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Prepare for work on a course with a 90% employment record and bursaries available. This course provides an advanced academic qualification alongside the real-world experience that is so vital for teaching. This course ensures that you'll have the real-life experience you need to enter teaching. This course prepares you for a career in: teaching Key Stage 3, 4 or 5 physics; academic careers as researcher via Masters level study and PhD; local authority/voluntary sector work or research; non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts; enrichment work with young people; more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



School Based Training 1
Developing and Reflecting on Professional Practice in Secondary Physics
Developing and Reflecting on Professional Practice
School Based Training 2

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. They also need an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, that includes substantial study in at least one modern foreign language. Or they need to be a native speaker of French, Spanish or German with any degree plus evidence of recent language study. Students are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in modern foreign languages-related or other educational activities.